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The Florida Department of Health said officials are working alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to figure out how a 20-something-year-old man contracted the new, more contagious coronavirus strain that was first discovered in the U.K. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Grafton, Wis., police officials said the now-fired pharmacist admitted he removed the vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from refrigeration to render them useless. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine must be kept between 36 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit. The vials can remain at room temperature for up to 12 hours. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the first known case of the new coronavirus variant in the nation's most populous state during an online conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci. The first U.S. case was found in Colorado. Office of the Governor/AP hide caption

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Women's rights activists, including Jane Marcus of Medford, pictured in May, have been urging the legislature to pass a law that codifies abortion rights in state law. Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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The Justice Department announced Tuesday it would not bring federal criminal charges against two Cleveland police officers in the 2014 killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice (pictured in a memorial). Jacqueline Larma/AP hide caption

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Advocates against police brutality organized a caravan protest after the killing of Andre Hill in Columbus, Ohio. Officer Adam Coy was fired from the Columbus Police Department on Monday for his role in fatally shooting the 47-year-old on Dec. 22. SOPA Images/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett hide caption

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White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Tuesday described her experience leading the task force as "overwhelming," suggesting her family have unfairly been targeted in the attacks against her. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Army cadets make their way through campus at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., in 2007. This week, over 70 cadets were accused of cheating on an exam — the worst academic scandal since 1976, instructors say. Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Following the closure of the U.S. Consulates in Vladivostok and Yekaterinburg, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow will be the only American diplomatic outpost in Russia. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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Washington, D.C., Fire and EMS Lt. Keishea Jackson gets a Pfizer coronavirus vaccine shot on Thursday. Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Twitter says it will work with global health experts to enforce new rules prohibiting conspiracy-based misinformation about the coronavirus. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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